In 2014, I Will …

Dan Pontefract

In 2014, I will … Write a better book. personal 2014 goals Find a new publisher (that believes in me). Convince HBR to feature me more than once. Re-read more Handy and Drucker. Be invited to speak at the Drucker Forum. Visit Europe at least three times.

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The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide.

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50 key messages for L&D from 2014

Jane Hart

Here are 50 blog posts and articles from 2014 (that I selected from my 2014 Reading list], each of which contains an important message, which is either implicit in the title or is shown in the quote, image or video I have included. January 2014 1 – The Career-Boosting Benefits of Lifelong […].

7 Not-to-be-missed posts from October 2014

Jane Hart

1) Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning, Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American, 2 October 2014 Before you click those links you […].

Learning Trends 2014


Post Type: Blog post. Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world. read more. Events

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2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning

Jane Hart

Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice.

UX Week 2014 Workshops Preview

Adaptive Path

NEW FOR UX WEEK 2014. Well, for 2014 we’re doing something about that very issue. The UX Week 2014 workshop selector will be available very soon! If you’ve been dragging your feet and haven’t registered yet for UX Week 2014, there’s still time to save!

Social Media 2014 Statistics (interactive infographic)

Jane Hart

Another interactive infographic – this one form Digital Insights – that lets you tweet the statistics. Isn’t loading? Try this. Social learning

Internet Trends 2014

Jane Hart

A PDF of the report is also available KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Here is Mary Meeker’s comprehensive annual report of Internet Trends. For those in Education, take a look at slides 24-28. Social learning

Must reads from May 2014

Jane Hart

Take a look at my 2014 Reading List If you want to […]. It’s been difficult to choose this months MUST READs from the posts and articles I bookmarked last month – but here they are. You can see that there is a common theme running through them.

Must reads from July 2014

Jane Hart

Every day I receive hundreds of new posts and articles in my Feedly stream.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Jane Hart

The 8th Annual Survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions.

Must reads from August 2014

Jane Hart

I tweeted the links to well over 60 interesting articles and resources in August, and having done my monthly review of all those I shared, here are my recommendations of 7 articles to read (with some quoted passages as tasters) and 2 videos to watch from last month’s selection.

REL 2014

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Le cours en ligne ouvert en massif (CLOM) REL 2014 – Pour une éducation libre est une initiative de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

2014, The Year That Was

Luis Suarez

We will have to wait and see, but, I tell you, if I were to describe what 2014 has been like so far for yours truly, as we are coming close to its end, I would probably be able to describe it with just a couple of words: “ in transition ”. And nearly four months later… I am back to blogging.

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2014 survey shows again that company training/e-learning is the least valued way to learn at work

Jane Hart

Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 1,000 respondents worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace. Results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey ©C4LPT Not important Quite important Very important Essential VIP + Essential Company training/e-learning 24% 39% 21% […].

Social Learning Handbook 2014

Jane Hart

Social Learning Handbook 2014: The Next Generation of Workplace Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Social learning has become a hot topic in the learning [.].

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year''s watchlist shows that there''s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream. Big Data Cloud Enterprise Software IT Priorities Networking Tech Industry

Have you taken a look at the new tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list?

Jane Hart

In the 2014 Top 100 Tools for Learning list that I released on Monday 22 September, there are 16 new tools on the list. How many have you tried? Powtoon – in at No 46 - is an online presentation software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education. Explain […]. Social learning

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Learning in the Workplace Survey 2014

Jane Hart

This is our 3rd Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey. The survey results from 2012 and 2013 have been widely reported.) The survey asks you to rate 10 different ways you learn at work.

The Best Blog Posts of January 2014

Jane Hart

Here is my personal pick of the best blog posts in January 2014. For all the posts I tweeted and bookmarked in January, see my 2014 Reading List.)

10 Not-to-be missed posts from November 2014

Jane Hart

Here is my selection of the must-read posts from November 2014. There were some very powerful posts written this month, and although I can’t link to them all here, if you want to see more, you can find them in my 2014 reading list. (1)

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership

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The paperback edition of the Social Learning Handbook 2014 is now available

Jane Hart

Price £15 + P&P Social Learning Handbook 2014: The Next Generation of Workplace Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Although social learning is something that we have always done, [.]. The paperback edition is now available from Lulu (where it will be printed on demand locally and shipped to your address).

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh Clark’s particular mix of practical realism and thoughtful reflection is an ideal match for UX Week. Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world.

Zipcar at MX 2014: Obsessing About The Member Experience

Adaptive Path

How do you successfully move an organization to obsess over the customer experience, then invest and realize the results? Lesley Mottla, Executive Vice President of Product and Member Experience at Zipcar should know.

My Top Tools 2014

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 10 Tools for learning. Voting closes on 21 September. Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets. I have also annotated these tools as to what part of my PKM practice they connect with: SEEK > SENSE > SHARE.

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Deloitte’s TMT Predictions for 2014

Jane Hart

Launched in January 2014, TMT Predictions are Deloitte’s view of the key developments over the next 12–18 months that are likely to have significant medium- to long-term impact for companies in Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT), and other industries. Note, particularly in the Technology section, that Deloitte predicts: Wearables: In 2014, consumers will be wearing more [.].

The digital workplace 2014: Plight and promise of today's employees

Dion Hinchcliffe

While technology has thoroughly infused the workplace, its strategic adoption and meaningful application by the typical worker is actually just beginning. Here''s how the digital workplace will look this year. CXO Consumerization Enterprise Software Unified Comms Enterprise 2.0 Business Intelligence Leadership Social Enterprise

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

UX Week 2014 takes place September 9-12, here in San Francisco. Register now before prices go up on May 1, 2014!

Fourteen game-changing enterprise products for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

As enterprise technology often struggles to keep up with the consumer world, here are the high impact products breaking into the mainstream with excellent chance to help companies keep up and get ahead. CXO Cloud Emerging Tech IT Priorities Software Tech Industry

Communitas: The Word of 2014

Dan Pontefract

But before Communitas — my Word for 2014 — we need to discuss ‘liminality’ Derived from Latin for “ a threshold” , liminal stems from the work of Arnold van Gennep, a noted anthropologist from France. Communitas is what we ought to strive for in 2014.

Must reads from June 2014

Jane Hart

Find the others in my 2014 Reading List. Euan Semple (5 June 2014) writes “In the face of this pain tinkering […]. Here is my choice of MUST READs from the posts, articles and videos I tweeted in June.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year''s watchlist shows that there''s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream. Emerging Tech

Going social

Jane Hart

This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Social Learning Handbook 2014. Just as the Social Web is changing the way that individuals learn, more and more organizations are now appreciating the power of social media for their own businesses.

My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14

Dan Pontefract

I am the proud father of three young goats (Claire is 11, Cole is 9 and Cate is 7) and if I ask for anything from the Drucker Forum 2014 — if there is an altruistic hope I yearn for — it is to create the conditions that bring balance back to our organizations.

Top posts on Working Smarter for April 2014

Jay Cross


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Dreamforce 2014: Converging on cloud, apps, mobile, analytics, and community

Dion Hinchcliffe

The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet? Apps Tech Industry Tablets Software Mobility Cloud CXO Big Data Leadership

5 must-reads posts from September 2014

Jane Hart

This is a quick post this month (as I do my usual must-reads of the previous month). This month I am simply going to point to 5 posts that I came across last month that might make you think. All my tweeted links from September appear here.) “How How can you motivate workers? You can’t.”

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The TWO roles for L&D in the modern workplace: Learning Managers & Learning Consultants

Jane Hart

For example, here is an article I wrote for the 50th edition of the Inside Learning Technologies magazine in October 2014. I have written a lot about how the Web is changing the way that many of us now learn. It is also clear that this is beginning to influence the work of L&D departments. […]. Social learning